Six String Concert: An Evening with Al Petteway and Amy White

Award-winning duo performs traditional Celtic, Appalachian acoustic songs



ROSWELL, Ga. – The Indie Award-winning duo of Al Petteway and Amy White, featured on the Ken Burns documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” will bring their signature sound to the Six String Social Club, 11420 Crabapple Road, Roswell, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

Award-winning, critically acclaimed, passionate and playful, Petteway and White offer an intoxicating blend of musical styles, said concert producer Eddie Mathis of the Six String Social Club.

Their repertoire includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, world percussion and a touch of vocals.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $30 in advance; $35 day of show.

Petteway will also conduct a master class prior to the show at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are available at

Before moving from the Washington, D.C., area to the mountains of western North Carolina, Petteway and White won 50 WAMMIE Awards from the Washington Area Music Association. In addition, they were awarded five separate grants from the Maryland State Arts Council for both music composition and instrumental performance.

They won an INDIE from the Association for Independent Music, and Petteway won a Grammy from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Petteway was voted one of the Top 50 Guitarists of all time by the readers of Acoustic Guitar magazine and in 2008 he won silver and bronze medals in the magazine’s “Players’ Choice Awards.”

Their music was featured throughout the soundtrack of the 2009 Ken Burns Emmy-winning documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”

And in 2010, their album, “Cafedon Wood” (which includes the main theme of the National Parks documentary) was counted among the essential albums of the past 20 years in the Acoustic Guitar magazine 20th anniversary issue.

Petteway and White enjoy living in their mountain aerie at an elevation of 4,300 feet, with stunning vistas and wildlife as constant inspiration. This mountain-top setting has greatly influenced their recent musical works, and has also spurred their return to photography. Their photographs have been published by the National Geographic Society.

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